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  1. Add an Excel menu item to allow the disconnection of TFS from the current worksheet

    Under the "Team" tab in Excel, provide an option to break the connection of the current Excel Worksheeet from the TFS Server. You can currently copy and paste the data into another worksheet to edit it, but our business analysts who need to reformat the TFS data for management reporting find this clunky. What we're after is just a menu item that frees the spreadsheet from it's server connection for direct editing.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Windows Store Apps for Coded UI Tests and Action Recordings

      Coded UI Tests and Action Recordings do not support Windows Store Apps as per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx.
      There is no other way available now to automate tests for Win Store Apps. Automated tests for Win Store UI apps helps the developers to create best applications.

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        1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Have Team features API available to other management systems.

        The whole concept of Team System sounds neat, but can go all unused if you don't use Team System Server. Sometimes it is too expensive or a company has already invested in another system. It would be nice to at least get some of the features available to other management systems. Having not used Team System I'm not exactly sure what or even if it is feasible.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • E4X Syntax Support in C#

            E4X offers a very simple and elegant syntax for assigning in-line XML data and XML data access and manipulation. The .NET Framework has some very powerful classes and assemblies for XML manipulation (System.XML, LINQ to XML). If the power of the .NET XML tools could be combined with the simplicity of E4X, this would not only simplify XML data usage, it would reduce the developer workload and offer a very attractive addition to .NET languages and Visual Studio! In addition, E4X could effectively be a wrapper for the already powerful .NET classes.

            For example (using proposed C#), assigning XML data: …

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Interop between the concurrency runtime and the CLR

              Make code that uses the concurrency runtime interoperate with the CLR. Trying to circumvent the limitation using the PIMPL idiom does not work either.

              34 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Incorporate MSOffice native file handling in Visual Studio

                Yep I know all about VBA for MSOffice apps, that is not what I'm talking about here.

                My suggestion is that file type handling for MSOffice Apps is built directly into Visual Studio so you can read an existing file, make some changes programmatically in a Visual Studio App, and then write the modified file back again.

                I currently do this for .xlsx files using a library from XPort Software Inc.

                It would be great to be able to do this for .docx and .pptx files as well.

                With my big .pptx presentatons I'd like to automatically create a contents…

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                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Filter work item's history by field

                  In a work item's audit trail, rather than have to click on all the little triangles to find the three times State changes, why not give me a filter where I could choose the field State and see only those History items for it. This would make auditing a whole lot easier. It would also help introduce process that is more detailed than the engine's workflow but nevertheless useful. It would help because I could see when gates were achieved, or not.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind

                    Hi all,

                    The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
                    It slows down all work.

                    So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.

                    Best regards,
                    dp.

                    32 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The use of the 'var' keyword when declaring class level instance variables.

                      When declaring instance variables in my classes, It is redundant specifying the type name twice. I'd like to see the same level of support as we currently get when declaring local variables.

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                      • 'Pending Changes Filter' feature should work with other source controls like P4V

                        Currently 'Pending Changes Filter' feature of solution explorer works only with TFS.
                        However, it should work with other source controls like P4V (P4VS Extension), SVN.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C#Doc

                          The XML docs C# supports are really ugly and without editor support extremely difficult and cumbersome to write. Even so, the editor support for them is surprisingly limited (unless you use ReSharper).

                          The C# compiler and Visual Studio should support JavaDoc/JSDoc style comments as well. They're much cleaner, easier to write/read/understand.

                          Making the documentation tools better is essential in increasing their adoption in the first place. The ugliness and complexity of XML docs prevents many people from writing them. XML is for machines to write and read, not humans.

                          19 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Assign a bug to a 'team' not an individual in Team Foundation Service

                            I would like to create small teams to assign bugs to rather than having to select an individual user. For example, I have 2 individuals that will be fixing bugs on a project but one is going on holiday for 2 weeks. I want the bugs to appear in the other member's workflow without having to reassign all the bugs to him.

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                            • Support using a Binding in a Style Setter in Window Store apps

                              SL5 (as well as WPF) support setting the Value of a Style Setter to a Binding but XAML Windows Store apps do not (maybe because it was based on a snapshot of SL4).

                              80 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Undo changes in the TFS web access

                                Undo changes in the backlog and board

                                When someone (the team, the PO, anyone) change something in the TFS web access (for example drag and drop a box on the board or the order in the backlog) - he need the ability to undo his change.

                                6 votes
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                                • Get desktop notification for alerts instead of emails

                                  It's would be very helpful to get a desktop (within visual studio) alert for requested reviews or check ins.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • not to give the delete button so close to the projects which we are working on

                                    Is very likely that someone might just delete the project which they are working on.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • cshtml(view) design screen and overview

                                      i think visual need design view for cshtml files. like asp.net contentplaceholder inside masterpage. i think this was very succesfull. There is no problem view with default layout and maybe it will be better cacthing layout paremeter and showing with correct layout.

                                      i don't understand why visual studio remove design tab support.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support VS deployment by the secure FTP (explicit TLS) supported by IIS8

                                        VS needs a way to be able to deploy Windows Services and Windows Applications as easily and you can Web Deploy a website.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Description and AC updating between TFS 2010 and Service

                                          Currently you cannot copy across the Descriptions and Acceptance Criteria when moving stories from TFS 2010 (on premise) to TFS Service (cloud).

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